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Weaving out of poverty and into prosperity
Story of Jahangir Carpet weaving is a traditional vocation in Afghanistan, but for Jahangir, it means much more than that. It presented him a unique opportunity to ride on the skills he inherited from his ancestors and take his family on a flight out of poverty. Moreover, he managed to incorporate his own artistry into the family vocation, turning it into a profitable business and...
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The student who left Army School of Afghanistan because of financial problems
 Story of Abdul Motableb Abdul Motaleb, 26, had to give up his studies in the Afghan Army School to take over the role of breadwinner from his aging father. When the health of his father—now 80 plus years old—began deteriorating,Abdul Motaleb knew he had to leave school and abandon his dream of completing his education. “Nowadays in Afghanistan, it is really hard to...
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Overcoming tragedy upon tragedy: A widow finds the means to care for her orphaned grandchildren
THE STORY OF HAFIZA  First, Hafiza lost her husband to a fatal illness. Not long after the tragedy of his passing, her widow daughter died leaving Hafiza the responsibility of earning a living to bring up her own grandchildren. Her situation was dire, but thanks to TUP, she now has a regular source of income. After her husband Amruddin was diagnosed with a fatal disease, Hafiza...
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IFAD NEPAL KNOWLEDGE EVENT 2014 - BRIEF REPORT
Our concerted effort for agricultural development; Along with the stories, hopes and experiences of farmers IFAD NEPAL KNOWLEDGE EVENT 2014 - BRIEF REPORT Kaushal Shrestha    The first IFAD Nepal Knowledge Event was held on a rainy October 13 afternoon, in Kathmandu, in the presence of almost 100 participants, including Mr. Jaya Mukunda Khanal, respected Secretary at...
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Iran: building social capital through microfinance
Listening to the fifty or so chattering women gathered in the mosque of Khamesan, a village in north-western Iran, it is hard to miss the atmosphere of solidarity. Their sentences are filled with words such as “trust”, “sharing”, “mutul support” and “team work”. They are all self-help group members, an oddity in a country where grassroot-level organizations are not common and...
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